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THE MACCABE SEASON.

Maccabe, " the Inimitable," has once more come among us, and this popular and evergreen entertainer received an enthusiastic reception last night at the City Hall, where he purposes giving a BRiies of performances. On this occasion Mr Macule is i assisted by a cluv»;r kJy i'l,i,m.er i» Mdlle Minniiv, and hi.sciit.-.rtainuu-uts therefore vary considerably from what we were accustomed to during his previous visit here. In the first part we renewed our acquaintance with those well-remembered old favorites the after-dinner speaker of dull intellect whose speech, though eminently satisfactory to himself, is Bimply a mass of inane repetitions; tho fascinating ladykiller, with his ceaseless flow of small talk and his overweening conceit; and, most welcome of all, the " wandering minstrel," our old friend the itinerant tin whistle player, with his excruciating " melodies," plentifully bespattered with variations. Then, again, Mr Maccabe's wonderful ventriloquial powers proved to have not waned in the slightest degree, and his humorous conversations with imaginary personages, and his clever imitations of various animals, were received with all the old favor. A clever imitation of Henry Russell's style of singing and accompanying bis own ballads waa thoroughly appreciated, although lin these and the many other songs that Mr Maccabe gave during the evening there was a perceptible falling-off in vocal power itself; the art was there all the same, however. The second portion of the programme was devoted to the playing of a little comedy entitled ' The Magic Statue,' in which Mdlle Minnia appeared in two or three characters, and danced a Spanish and a Scottish dance very gracefully; while Mr Maccabe assumed a couple of parts, and played them with his usual fidelity to nature. The comedy was a fair success, still we must confess to having a preference for the wonderful melodrama that Mr Maccabe used to play in years gone by. The season will extend over several nights, and we expect to find the City Hall orowded during Mr Maccabe's stay here.

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THE MACCABE SEASON., Issue 8016, 19 September 1889

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THE MACCABE SEASON. Issue 8016, 19 September 1889

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